Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Dibs!

One of the strangest and most horrifying creatures I have ever seen, yet one of the most interesting. The creature known as (Cymothoa exigua) is a parasite isopod that enters a fishes mouth, eats it's tongue than latches itself on where the tongue had once been. The fish survives the process and can even live a full life, the parasite stays latched, getting first dibs at all the fish's food. Thought they are entirely harmless to humans for the most part, they can deliver a mean bite if provoked. Everything about this thing is a drag, a true jack-ass of the animal world.

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